According to a poll released by CNN/ORC on Thursday, President Obama’s approval ratings are up to 54 percent after the Democratic National Convention last week. This is the highest his approval rating has been since he was inaugurated for the second time back in 2013.
Interestingly, the President’s approval ratings are about the same as President Reagan’s were at this point in his presidency in 1988. They are also only a few points lower than Bill Clinton’s were in 2000 at 57 percent.
Even though the numbers may not be as great as Bill Clinton’s, they are substantially higher than those of Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, who was at a low of only 30 percent at this point. Obama’s approval has gone up four points since the RNC, which may be an indicator of approval shown toward his could-be successor, Hillary Clinton.
Below is a video about Obama’s approval ratings compared to other two-term presidents in recent history. There is also some information about a possible link between his approval numbers and their relation to Hillary Clinton’s ratings.
An overwhelming amount of Obama supporters have backed Hillary in her race toward the White House. Sixty-four percent of registered voters polled believe that Clinton will continue on with Obama’s policies if she is elected in November, while 33 percent believe she will go her own way.
The respondents who disapprove of Obama were the majority when it came to thinking Clinton would continue on with his policies, which is neither here nor there when it comes to what could actually happen in the next couple months of the race.
Although his numbers are up after the Democratic National Convention and most of his supporters are backing Hillary, no one can really know what effect this will have on her personal race towards the presidency.
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